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September 12, 2014

The Petaloo & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

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We cannot believe the last day of the Petaloo International and Graphic 45 Blog Hop is here! What a fun week it has been. Today, we have FOUR amazing projects that will leave you with heaps of inspiration to last you through the weekend! Andrew Roberts, Katie Zoey Ho, Keri Sallee, and Nadya Lifa show off their talents with amazing projects for Halloween. We are so in love with Petaloo's products, and so glad we got to join our friends for this grand blog hop. Make sure to go tell Petaloo "THANKS!" for a great week (their blog link is at the end of this post). Let's jump in to the blog hop fun!


You still have the weekend to enter to win this great prize pack of Petaloo flowers and trim and An Eerie Tale goodies worth $55! All you have to do is comment here on the blog and on Petaloo's blog. We will announce the winner here on the blog on Monday, September 15. Enjoy!


Andrew shows off his amazing altered art and layering skills on these fun lanterns topped brilliantly with Petaloo flowers!

"Halloween is not a big time of celebration here in Australia, so it was fun to be able to create a project for this time of year. I love using Steampunk Spells and An Eerie Tale is fast becoming a favorite. I was inspired to create a project that could be used in different locations as part of holiday decor.

Tip: Dont be afraid to cut specific sections and images from the papers to help define the theme of your project." ~Andrew

Both Lanterns 1

Both Lanterns 1

Both Lanterns 1

Both Lanterns 1

Love the different colors on both of these amazing lanterns!

Both Lanterns 1

Both Lanterns 1

Supply List

Supply List Steampunk spells version
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Flowers
Petaloo Botanical Collection Faux Dried Minis grey/blue purple/green
Heavy weight chip board
Medium weight chip board
Wooden Bingo Chips
Black Soot Distress ink
Steampunk Spells
An Eerie Tale Version
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 Paper : wicked whimsy
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Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Flowers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Alphabet cardstock stickers
Petaloo Textured Elements mini blossoms black
Petaloo Botanica Collection Chantilly Mixed Sienna
Heavy weight chip board
Medium weight chip board
Wooden Bingo Chips
Black Soot Distress ink

Katie shares the most beautiful altered birdcage using An Eerie Tale and Petaloo flowers. Wow!

"Whimsical birdcage with vines of pumpkins especially grown for all sorts of concoctions… Low and behold!!! Beware of that tiny magical bird that sits proudly insides the cage… He’s the master of wishing spells and brews spells for anyone who wish for it... Beware of what you wish for, your wish may be granted in the wrong way…

This birdcage stands at ~7” tall and took me a day to re-paint, colour and seal the cage before I could embellish. Everything has to be taken in caution as I could only work within such a small area. What’s inside the base of the cage houses the various ingredients (mainly pumpkins!!) the magical bird will need to brew wishing spells..." ~Katie

An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

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An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

An Eerie Tale Altered Magical Birdcage_1

Supply List

An Eerie Tale 8” x 8” Paper Pad
An Eerie Tale Alphabet Stickers
Glitter Swirls Chipboards
Prima Crystals & Trinkets
Metal Birdcage
Magical Bird
Angel’s Wings
Brass Metal Chain
Pumpkin Pods
Mini Glass Vial
Other Magical Wonders (Fern Garlands, Bird Nest, Wishing Bones, Bat, Spells Wonders Recipes, Scripts and more pumpkins)
Petaloo Flowers (Botanica Floral Ephemera in Pistachio, Berry Clusters and Textured Elements Mini Blossoms in Black)

We LOVE this tutorial from Keri on how to make these amazing mini albums using just one sheet of 12x12 paper. This is a tutorial we are sure you will use, G45ers! Take it away, Keri:

"Party Time! When we were given the assignment to think Halloween party themed projects, I knew I wanted to do something simple that could be used as an activity during a party.

This project of turning a single sheet of 12x12 paper into a mini album is a simple and inexpensive activity for any kind of party.

Just a few folds and few embellishments and your party-goers have a beautiful project to take home.

Petaloo flowers and trim are easy ways to add beauty to your albums without spending a lot of time."~Keri


Keri's Video Tutorial




 Supply List

 Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” 12 x 12 Paper
Grand Illusion
Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Petaloo Crochet Fancy Trim-Black
Petaloo Crochet Fancy Trim-Green
Petaloo Botanical Blooms-Lavender/Purple
Petaloo Spring, Berry Cluster-Lavender/Purple
Petaloo Mixed Texture Mini Blossoms-Black
Hot Glue Gun
Therm-o-web-3-D white foam adhesive strips
Zip Dry-Beacon
Ranger Distressed Ink-
Black Soot
Peeled Paint
Spiced Marmalade

Last but certainly not least, Nadya creates the most magical altered shoe. A fairy tale truly came alive in this whimsical project! She even has a tutorial so you can make your own. Amazing!

"Would you like to go in the attic of a witch? I wonder what she will prepare for autumn decoration to Halloween? Maybe a love potion or a bottles with fears ? And maybe a box with the predictions? However, there is hardly to witch to find a beautiful box for predictions and  she will make something incredible !!! She (not without magic) will make a vase for the prediction from old shoe. I'm sure this shoe will be popular and  all the magicians and wizards want to create it for Halloween!!! Want a recipe for shoe with the predictions? I have it!"~ Nadya

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Check out How to Create a Halloween Mixed-Media Decor Shoe by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial Link

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Mixed-media shoe1

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Mixed-media shoe1

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Tags & Pockets
Petaloo Flowers
Old Shoe
Acrilyc Paints
Textures & Masks
Ranger Mists

Keep on hopping along! Make sure to visit Petaloo's blog to enjoy this last day of beautiful blooms and gorgeous projects:


Hop Over to Petaloo's Blog!

We have had the best week with Petaloo. We just love our good friends at this wonderful company - share on our Facebook page if you make beautiful Graphic 45 projects with Petaloo flowers! As you can see, they perfectly match our papers. Many thanks to all the talented designers who shared projects this week. We are so glad you joined us, everyone! See you next week with the winner announcement and more inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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I love Graphic 45, beautiful paper

I have really enjoyed making Halloween cards from both of these paper lines.

Fabuleous projects. Love them all. Love the bird cage. OMG! Where did you get your inspirations? Just wonderful♡ Thank you for sharing and wish you all a happy weekend:)

So sad today is the last day. But to end with that birdcage and that shoe -are you kidding me!! LOVE

The projects are just amazing....Wow!

I am speechless, absolutely love all these!!!!!

Absolutely awesome projects!!! I really like the mini album made with 1 sheet of paper!! Thanx for all the inspiration.

I never get over awesome boxes made from pretty paper! Very nice.

All the projects are fantastic. Cannot wait for my weekend to create!

I can not wait to get started


Every project is too beautiful!!!

Awesome project !

woww, cool project !

I love the boxes you just posted! (everything is lovely). The combination of Petaloo and Graphic 45 is perfect!

I've seen so many beautiful things, the designs are so beautiful, so talented designers, using as pretty accessories, my eyes deleitan.Thanks G45, The Petalloo and artists for giving us so many beautiful things.

First an foremost I've had the best week I've ever had on a hop.The birdcage is absolutely IMPECABLE BEAUTY.Second thank you for the tutorial cuz it certainly simplified it for me.Third The outstanding holiday decor would look smashing anywhere you put them.There just lovely.The designers in this company are Outstanding.I believe you girls could make absolutely anything Shine Bright.I'm simply in Awww from all the inspiration I've had from each an everyone of you oh so very talented ladies.I want to exstend my deepest Thank yous to you all for gripping my attention in the most amazing week I've enjoyed.Blessings to each an everyone of you.THANK YOU

It's always a good day when there are videos and Snap Guides imbedded into the blog post. Bonus!

Loved all the projects this week! I'm glad your DT has the step by step guides on their creations.

Wow, the designers continue to amaze with the fabulous projects they come up with! Thanks to the designers and Graphic 45 and Petaloo for a marvelous blog full of great inspiration!

Those lanterns are fantastic! What a fun collection to work with!

Oh! These are spectacular!

Wow! So many great projects today- such a full post! Cute lanterns :)

...been a wonderful crafty week.. don't want to see it end...

WOWZERS!! The designers have outdone themselves..Amazing projects to finish this hop.. Thanks so much for a fun week full of inspiration!

These are all great
I have enjoyed this week
on the blog!

What an early Halloween treat...sitting down with a good cup of coffee and looking at all of these wonderful projects!
You know, I think I could make a shoe like that now that I see how it's done!

I'm a lover of shoes of all kinds - yours, mine, paper, metal, etc. The shoe featured today is beautiful. Great idea.

This has been one of the best Hop's of the year. Today's projects are the icing on the Hop.
All 3 projects are wonderful, very talented people.
Thanks Graphic 45 & Petaloo!

The boxes are beautiful. The same box in two different looks.
I love that birdcage. the wings make is amazing.
thanks for a great week of designs from Petaloo and G45.

What a wonderful week of creativity and opportunities.

What a wonderful week it has been! Wow ... Andrew's lanterns were amazing... love how he did the openings ! Keri's mini albums are too cute; Katie's bird cage OMG ... way cool ... I do believe it is magical and that altered shoe; my , my ,my ... how cool is that ... Nayda rocked it ;great tutorial ! Yes ,... can't wait to play with An Eerie TaleI have loads of inspiration

This was my first Blog Hop,and WOW!! I never knew how much fun it would be. I am so excited to make some new projects that the DT members have inspired me. Thanks G45 and Petaloo for a fabulous week of Hopping around. Good luck everyone who hopped around. :)

Such beautiful projects! I am in awe of these designers who come up with these fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing their work with us and thanks for making these wonderful lines of paper for us.

I LOVE the high heel!! So different, unique, just "spellbinding!" I'd SOOO love to win some petaloos and GR 45 supplies...PICK ME PLEASE!!

It's been a "spooktacular" week! Thanks for the inspiration and the great collaborative effort!

What wonderful projects - I especially love the lanterns!

I wish it wasn't over! I love the wings on the birdcage. Never thought of that. It's been a wonderful blog hop. We are all winners!

Just when you think the projects can't get any more amazing.

Such a talented bunch of designers.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Another day with incredible projects. I so wish this hop wasn't coming to an end. It's been so inspirational.

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